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For long stays in Costa Rica, monthly rentals are a convenient and economical option. Especially if you plan on spending a lot of time on the beaches of the Guanacaste region, such as Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, and Playa Conchal.
Monthly Rentals are the Economical Choice in Costa Rica
In general, the overall cost of a trip is significantly reduced by choosing a long term rental as opposed to paying nightly rates and other expenses at a hotel. A variety of factors contribute to the significant differences in the cost, including:
- Food and beverage expenses
- Tours and adventures
- Extras like gear, utensils, and last-minute items
Live Like a Local
Put simply, it’s a lot more economical to live like a local during a long-term stay in Costa Rica than it is to live like a tourist (even if you are, in fact, a tourist).
For example, a vacation rental with a fully-equipped kitchen allows you to prepare your own meals from local fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat. Not only are these farmers market goods a delicious and healthy way to experience Costa Rica, but they are also the most affordable food options.
Greater Diversity in Accommodations
Though there are plenty of different hotel rooms near the beaches of Guanacaste to choose from, the selection is not nearly as diverse as monthly rentals. Choose from luxury rentals, one-of-a-kind houses designed by world-famous architects, or townhomes on the beach.
Additionally, the properties available in Costa Rica for monthly rentals include a more diverse range of features. Looking for a pool with a BBQ patio? Would you love a mountain view? How about a yoga deck overlooking the ocean? There is a long-term vacation rental just for you.
Bikes, Golf Carts, Beach Gear and More
Along with vacation homes and rental cars, several other useful monthly rentals are available in Costa Rica. Reserve a golf cart for getting around the community; rent some beach gear for snorkeling and time in the sun, or reserve bicycles for cruising the dunes or tackling the trails.
I hope you find this information useful. Getting to know Costa Rica is possible on a modest budget. Choosing monthly rentals in Costa Rica is a very smart approach to stretching your vacation dollar. You can easily do so without compromising the joy of the experience itself.